Atlanta Falcons are a great fit for free agent Cole Beasley
By Nick Halden
After drafting receiver Drake London in the first round the Atlanta Falcons still need at least one more impactful addition at the receiver position. Even if London is the number one option the team hopes he is there still isn’t a clear second starter on this roster.
One potential fit could be former Cowboys and Bills receiver, Cole Beasley. Beasley is a free agent after being released by the Bills despite putting together a solid season with Buffalo. Beasley being released is more about the emergence of Isaiah McKenzie down the stretch of the season.
Beasley finished the season with 693-receiving yards and caught 73.2-percent of his targets. This is a season after Cole finished with a career-high 967-receiving yards. While he isn’t the best receiver left on the market Cole fits Atlanta’s scheme and should be within the team’s price range.
If Atlanta were to sign Beasley he would become the team’s fourth option giving the offense some much-needed depth. While Drake London is the only clear starter at receiver on Atlanta’s roster the offense will work to give Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson targets as their primary playmakers.
Beasley would give Desmond Ridder or Marcus Mariota a much-needed veteran to rely on. In Buffalo Stefon Diggs was the star receiver and playmaker, however, over the last three years, it was often Cole Beasley beating the second or third corner to make the catch to get a key first down.
He is a clutch player who can make plays over the middle or slip a tackle to get an extra yard. Beasley would become Atlanta’s second receiver with Olamide Zaccheaus and Auden Tate competing for the third receiver spot. Beasley to Atlanta wouldn’t be a flashy signing, however, it would be an impactful one the team should make if given the chance.